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MENLO PARK

Community celebrates Marion Softky

Lots of familiar faces turned out Sunday at the Portola Valley Town Center to fete veteran reporter Marion Softky at a celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1225 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County treasurer won't seek reelection

Lee Buffington, San Mateo County's treasurer-tax collector, announced he will not be seeking re-election to a seventh term....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kleegeen, on Aug 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 4 comments | 1566 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Refunds look unlikely for town's road-impact fee

Atherton has had a problem with some of its construction-related fees in recent years. Amid threats of litigation, the off-haul...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:38 am | 7 comments | 1947 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rally for single-payer health care system

About 25 people stood along El Camino Real in front of Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park on Thursday, rallying for a single-payer...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Aug 7, 2009 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1623 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: The Almanac's fixation with Andy Cohen

There are five City Council members, approximately 52 commissioners and numerous citizen activists in Menlo Park. So why...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 1309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Most Likely, Sculptures by Brian Wasson at CSMA's Mohr Gallery

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) presents an exhibition of sculptures by artist Brian Wasson in Mohr Gallery from...

Original post made by CSMA on Aug. 6, 2009
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MENLO PARK

Short Takes

Downtown Menlo's abuzz, Andy Cohen seeks references, Belle Haven police station inches toward construction Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by A coast-side surfer, on Aug 5, 2009 at 7:19 pm | 4 comments | 1264 Views

MENLO PARK

New gym: Is green certification worth $250,000?

Menlo Park will spend a quarter-million dollars to certify its new gym as environmentally friendly. Is it worth it? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by do the math, on Aug 5, 2009 at 5:21 am | 22 comments | 1860 Views

ATHERTON

Covering the community for 40 years

Before receiving that telephone call back in 1969, Marion Softky had never dreamed of having a second career as a journalist...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 1947 Views

MENLO PARK

For some, gym decision pitted athletes v. library patrons

Menlo Park's decision to place a new gymnasium near the library in the Civic Center complex has set up an opposition reminiscent...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Aug 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm | 5 comments | 1536 Views

MENLO PARK

Cohen: standing alone on gym issue

Amid general enthusiasm among City Council members for a project to build a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center complex,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by It Takes One To Know One!, on Aug 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 24 comments | 2046 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 2903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of August 2, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson 2 Help - Kathryn Stockett 3 Defector - Daniel Silva 4 Zeitoun -...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Aug. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Sequoia district superintendent finds critics' charge 'shameful'

The continued misrepresentation that the Sequoia district would impede in any way the success of any student is, in a word,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:31 am | 22 comments | 2216 Views

MENLO PARK

CalTrain horn noise increased -- many complaints

I copy below a news release issued by CalTrain in response to many complaints about increased horn noise. I take great...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by west menlo resident, on Aug 1, 2009 at 8:20 am | 4 comments | 2385 Views

MENLO PARK

High Speed Rail Town Hall meeting by Rep. Eschoo re-scheduled

Representative Anna Eschoo has rescheduled the cancelled town hall meeting. The new date is: High Speed Rail Town...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Aug. 1, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1262 Views

MENLO PARK

Cohen: standing alone on gym issue

Councilman Andy Cohen explains why he abstained in decision to build a new gymnasium in Menlo Park, saying he was the only...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by coach, on Jul 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 1299 Views

MENLO PARK

Eshoo, Simitian to talk high-speed rail (NOTE: Meeting has been canceled)

State Sen. Joe Simitian will join Congresswoman Anna Eshoo at a meeting in Menlo Park on Saturday to discuss the California...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Spokker, on Jul 30, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 14 comments | 1581 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Today: Lyme disease program in Woodside

Lyme disease, the bacterial infection spread through the bites of ticks, can be a big problem for residents and visitors...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Jul 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest files lawsuit against district

In a lawsuit filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on July 20, Everest High School officials allege illegal behavior on...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by a retired teacher, on Jul 30, 2009 at 8:28 am | 4 comments | 1834 Views
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